Dallas County Ordered to Stay at Home Until May 20th

County Commissioners voted Friday to extend the Stay At Home Order from April to May 20th.

Judge Clay Jenkins ordered the original Order in Dallas County for residents to shelter in place, and the County Commissioners voted to extend the Order on April 3rd to May 20th.

Here is what the Original Order reads:

"All individuals currently living within Dallas County are ordered to shelter at their place of residence,"

"For the purposes of this Order, residences include hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all times as reasonably as possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person when they are outside their residence."

All essential businesses in the area will remain open and accessible. Hospitals, grocery stores, pharmacies, and other essential businesses that are allowed to remain open must still keep people 6 feet apart.

According to Fox4, the only way the Order could be cut short is for the Order to be voted to end before the May 20th date.

A state-wide shelter in place order could go into effect if Governor Abbott decides to do so.

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